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RUBEN S. BAINS
Of Counsel

PRACTICE AREAS
Patent litigation, patent prosecution, and related intellectual property counseling involving complex technologies
 

EDUCATION
J.D. University of Texas (1997), with Honors
B.S.E.E. University of Texas (1992), with High Honors


LEGAL & TECHNICAL EXPERIENCE
International Business Machines (IBM) 1992-1994, Computer Programmer
Arnold, White & Durkee, September 97 – March 98, Associate
Trope, Pruner, and Hu, July 2000 –  July 2001, Shareholder
Williams Morgan, P.C., March 1998 - present
 

Mr. Bains’ practice emphasizes all facets of intellectual property litigation, counseling, and prosecution particularly in highly complex technology in the electrical and software industries. He has handled cases involving computer and network systems, microprocessors, computer bus architecture, telecommunications systems, electronic components, encoding/decoding methods, software, network security, and internet-based methods. Mr. Bains’ practice includes counseling clients on patent acquisition and enforcement issues.

Prior to his service at Arnold, White & Durkee, Mr. Bains worked as a computer programmer for International Business Machines. He is experienced in telecommunications and computer networking, as well as computer programming.

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS
Mr. Bains is experienced in all aspects of patent litigation, including litigation strategy, claim construction, discovery, trial preparation, and trial. Mr. Bains assists or has assisted with cases for clients such as McAfee, Inc., Hewlett-Packard Company. In addition, Mr. Bains has been involved in the prosecution of United States and/or foreign applications for a wide variety of companies, including Advanced Micro Devices, Compaq Computer Corporation, Intel Corporation, and Micron Electronics.   
 

ADMITTED
Mr. Bains is a member of the Texas Bar and is admitted to practice in various federal district courts. He is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
 

BAR & PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
Houston Intellectual Property Law Association; American Intellectual Property Law Association; Houston Bar Association and the Eastern District of Texas Bar Association.